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The Trump administration’s transition was a popular topic this week, along with improvements to college access. http://bit.ly/2ip6vtg
The Trump administration’s transition was a popular topic, along with improvements to college access.
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Executive Director Harold O. Levy describes how early admissions is a disadvantage to bright, low-income students who must wait on financial aid decisions and may receive less robust college advising.
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Investing in K-12 and higher education would be "a powerful economic stimulus," writes Executive Director Harold O. Levy.
An educated workforce is how the United States got to be the leading economic engine on the globe. And it’s how we can keep the engine roaring.
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Executive Director Harold O. Levy calls for universal gifted screening and appropriate academic placing for every student.
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In his latest opinion piece for CNN, our executive director describes how insufficient school funding prohibits American students from performing at globally competitive levels.
Our schools are failing to prepare graduates for our increasingly competitive global economy. Improving our nation's education system will be a major bipartisan challenge for the incoming Trump administration, writes Harold Levy.
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Investing in students pays off. This week, K-12 and higher education advocates encourage support for talented, low-income students: http://blog.jkcf.org/welcome-to-the-jack-kent-cooke-foundation-blog/cooke-chronicle-dec.-16-2016
Investing in students pays off, and advocates in both the K-12 and higher ed realms encourage support for high-achieving students with financial need.
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Nearly 3,000 community college students applied for our 2017 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Here are the semifinalists for this prestigious award:
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation selects 597 top community college students from across the nation as semifinalists for its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
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Free college and supporting the nation’s low-income college students dominate the headlines this week. Several organizations and experts make additional policy recommendations for the new administration and education leaders.
Free college and policy recommendations for the new administration dominate the headlines this week.
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Executive Director Harold O. Levy and Jordan Matsudaira call for expanding free summer school sessions:
Equalizing educational opportunity for every student in America, regardless of family income, should be among the top priorities for
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Education research provides strategies for socioeconomic equity in the K-12 years, and higher ed experts call for continued improvements to admissions and financial aid. http://bit.ly/2inY0z6
Education research provides strategies for socioeconomic equity in K-12, and higher ed experts call for continued improvements to admissions and financial aid.
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During her time as president of Vassar College, Catharine "Cappy" Hill led the institution into becoming a more socioeconomically diverse campus: http://bit.ly/2hEmg2N
Vassar College recently released a special edition of its alumni magazine to commemorate the leadership of President Catharine "Cappy" Hill.
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In his latest Fox News opinion piece, Executive Director Harold O. Levy encourages the effective use of edtech to improve instruction for millions of students: http://fxn.ws/2gSA2eY
ln the years ahead, learning and working with computers and other technology will only grow in importance.
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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. By offering the largest scholarships in the country, comprehensive counseling and other support services to students from 7th grade to graduate school, the Foundation is dedicated to ensuring high-performing, low-income students have the support necessary to develop their talents and excel educationally. In addition to its scholarship programs, the Foundation provides grants for innovative, high-impact initiatives that benefit such students. By doing so, the Cooke Foundation seeks to use its resources to end the Excellence Gap, the disparity between the number of low and high income students who reach the top levels of academic performance. Founded in 2000, the Foundation has awarded $130 million in scholarships to 1,900 students and over $80 million in grants. www.jkcf.org